The Heart’s Treasure

15 years ago, Kitt and Michael married right out of school against their parents wishes. They were happy and expecting a child. Then suddenly, the baby was lost. Michael took off to join the military while Kitt worked through her grief and went to school. Now Kitt is an archaeologist and Michael is a free lance writer. In their journey, Kitt turned from the Lord and Michael found the Lord. Michael was sent to do a story on an archaeology site in New Mexico where they were moving an ancient graveyard. There is a mystery surrounding an Indian named Black Dove. When Michael shows up to have the interview they are both stunned to see one another. There is still a spark of attraction, and a lot of hurt that lies between them. He is anxious to talk with her and settle the past, but she wants him to leave (to protect her feelings). This story is their journey in dealing with hurt, pain and forgiveness. Will they be able to work through the emotions of the past, mend the broken pieces and come together? This story is also a mystery about Black Dove. He seems to be buried in two different places. Then there is the question about where the gold is buried… You will meet some interesting characters along the way! So join Michael and Kitt as they journey from New Mexico to Mexico seeking the answers they’re looking for, both professional and personal.

Author: Catherine Palmer

English Ivy (Book #1)

On the eve of her 21st birthday, Ivy Bowden has much to anticipate. Engaged to be married to the man her father has chosen for her, Ivy dreams of a secure, contented future. But when she finds herself in the arms of her roguish neighbor, her world is thrown into complete disarray. Ivy must choose to submit to her family’s choice, follow the leading of her willful heart–or obey her Father’s will.

Author: Catherine Palmer

Another Homecoming (Kyle Adams #1)

In the wake of her husband’s presumed death, a young war bride makes a desperate choice to give her baby a better life. However, her choice will have unforeseen ramifications for more lives than she ever expected.

The baby girl, named Kyle by her adoptive parents, grows up with no knowledge of her humble beginnings. When a heartbreaking loss pits Kyle against her high society mother, secrets from Kyle’s past come to light. Suddenly, she finds herself searching for the family she never knew and a faith she’s only beginning to understand. With all that has come before, will Kyle ever be able to find home?

Author: Janette Oke, Davis Bunn

A Gown of Spanish Lace (Women of the West)

Ariana loves her life as a schoolteacher in a little frontier town. But one evening after classes are done and she prepares to hurry home, her life changes in an instant when a band of rough outlaws abduct her and take her far away from all she has ever known. Trapped in a small shack, Ariana prays and waits, her emotions swinging between terror and boredom as days stretch into weeks. Still, the outlaws refuse to tell her why they’ve taken her or what they plan to do.
Then the boss’s son appears in the doorway of her cabin. He seems different from the others, but can she trust him? Will she ever again see her mother and father, the couple who lovingly adopted her and raised her as their own? Will she ever wear the beautiful wedding dress so carefully saved for her–her one remaining link to her birth parents?

Author: Janette Oke

Heart of the Wilderness (Women of the West)

Kendra Marty goes to live with her grandfather when she is orphaned at a young age. As a trapper living in the wilderness, George McMannus isn’t sure how well he’s going to be able to bring up a young lady, but he knows that he and his granddaughter are destined to be together. After George teaches Kendra how to survive in the wilderness, he sends her to school to refine her intelligence and teach her the rules of society. While much of what Kendra must now learn goes against her wilderness knowledge, she must reconcile her two worlds and learn to understand the ways of God.

Author: Janette Oke

A Bride for Donnigan (Women of the West)

Responding to an Advertisement, She Crossed an Ocean to Meet a Total Stranger and Became a Mail-Order Bride…Kathleen O’Malley stood on the deck of the Barreth Lily and watched the land she’d called home for more than a dozen years slip from her view. She had thought she would be glad to see the last of it, but she was not. Emotions in turmoil, her whole being yearned to slip from the ship and return to what she knew. Even though Kathleen had not been happy with her situation, it was all she had ever known. As the shoreline faded into the morning mist, her only certainty was that she was bound for America to marry a man whose name she did not even know and whose face she had never seen. On the other side of the Atlantic, Donnigan Harrison anxiously awaits Kathleen’s arrival on a prairie farm far from her port of arrival in Boston. He has known the wonder of a dream fulfilled–a snug frame cabin, the sturdy log barn and outbuildings, a fine herd of livestock, and crops in the field that made his eyes sparkle. Yet Donnigan felt a loneliness on the western frontier that pierced his very soul. With so limited opportunities for finding a wife, the notion of ordering a wife that once seemed unthinkable had come to make some sense. Now that the time has come, Donnigan feels like a small boy waiting for Christmas. But Donnigan’s anticipation is overshadowed with terrifying uncertainties–What have I done?

Author: Janette Oke

Just Beyond the Clouds (Cody Gunner Series #2)

Still aching over his wife’s death, Cody Gunner can’t bear the thought of also letting go of his Down Syndrome brother, Carl Joseph. Cody wants his brother home, where he will be safe and cared for, not out on his own in a world that Cody knows all too well can be heartless and insecure. So when Carl Joseph’s teacher, Elle, begins championing his independence, she finds herself at odds with Cody. But even as these two battle it out, they can not deny the instinctive connection they share, and Cody faces a crisis of the heart.

Author: Karen Kingsbury

Shades of Blue

Sometimes hope lies somewhere in the shades of blue!

Brad Cutler, twenty-eight, is a rising star at his New York ad agency, about to marry the girl of his dreams. Anyone would agree he has it all: a great career, a beautiful and loving fiancee, and a fairy tale life ahead of him… when memories of a high school girlfriend begin to torment him.

Lost innocence and one very difficult choice flood his conscience, and he is no longer sure what the future will bring except for this: He must find his old love and make amends. Haunted by the past and confused about the future, he turns to God seeking forgiveness and redemption.

Author: Karen Kingsbury

Unlocked: A Love Story

Holden Harris, 18, is locked in a prison of autism where he’s been since he was a happy, boisterous three-year-old. At school he is bullied by kids who do not understand that despite his quiet ways and quirky behaviors, Holden is very happy and socially normal on the inside, where he lives in a private world all his own. Then one day the head cheerleader and star of the high school drama production is rehearsing when Holden stops and listens, clearly drawn to the music. Lauren Reynolds notices and takes an interest in him, learning about autism and eventually helping Holden win a spot in the school play.

At the same time Lauren makes a dramatic discovery. Long ago, her parents and Holden’s parents were good friends, and she and Holden played together until his diagnosis of autism, at which time Lauren’s mother distanced herself from the friendship. Now Lauren’s mom and her MLB baseball player father are trapped in an unhappy marriage and a life that is shallow and meaningless. Not until a tragedy takes place at the high school does Lauren take a public stand against the way the more popular privileged kids treat those who are different.

At the same time, Lauren continues to be a friend to Holden and in time their mothers realize that something special is happening. Hurts from the past are dealt with and all around Holden miracles begin to happen in various relationships. The greatest miracle is the change in Holden, himself, and everyone is stunned by the transformation they witness. Ultimately, the community comes to understand that many people walk around in a personal prison and that only by love and faith can the doors become unlocked, the way they dramatically do for Holden Harris.

Author: Karen Kingsbury